Police urge drivers to take precautions to avoid car theft


JEROME, Ill. (WCIA) — Police are urging people to not leave their keys in their cars.

In a Facebook post, Jerome Police Chief Mark Estill said two cars were stolen in the Jerome business area in the past two weeks. They were both later found crashed and severely damaged.

Officers said suspects were arrested in connection to the theft of one vehicle, but the suspects of the other ran away.

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